While any kind of accident may lead to serious consequences, an accident that results in criminal charges can necessitate experienced and dedicated legal help. If an accident in Tennessee results in charges of vehicular assault and involves alcohol, jail time may be a distinct possibility. Nevertheless, just because a serious accident does involve alcohol does not automatically mean the individual involved should face vehicular assault charges.
Any case involving alcohol can get complicated. Simply because alcohol is considered to have been a factor does not mean that alcohol caused the injuries, death or damages. To pursue vehicular assault or vehicular homicide charges because of alcohol involvement, it must be proven that the use of alcohol was the cause of the accident and, therefore, the direct cause of injuries or death.